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Theca with a first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Sebastian

Oval glass-fronted silvered metal reliquary theca housing first class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Sebastian. The theca is decorated with a twisted wire oranmentation and the relic is identified on a paper cedula as S. Sebastiani M.(artyr). The theca is secured on the back with a seal of red Spanish wax with inprint of a coat of arms of a Catholic Bishop. 

Saint Sebastian († c. 288) was an early Christian saint and martyr. According to Christian belief, he was killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians. He is commonly depicted in art and literature tied to a post or tree and shot with arrows. Patron of Soldiers, plague-stricken, archers, holy Christian death, athletes, Negombo, and Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarlac.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 39-DDCR125-75
  • Size: 35 mm x 30 mm
  • Age: ca. 1850's, Italy
  • Price: $950
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